Food Wire: Eddie Huang, Stellina, Peels, Meatball Shop, Bowery Beef, Above Allen

Meatball Shop owners Michael Chernow & Daniel Holzman shortly after setting up shop last spring.

Here’s the midweek roundup of food news around the neighborhood.

  • LES “food personality” Eddie Huang makes Time, whose Josh Ozersky asserts: “Huang gets by on a cocktail of personality, hustle, some luck, some cooking ability, but most of all a really compelling ability to communicate who he is to the world.”
  • The NYT’s FloFab says Stellina, the new dessert parlor by the folks at Sorella, will open Sunday on Allen Street.
  • In a one-year anniversary Q&A with Eater, Meatball Shop guys Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman dish on their expansion to Williamsburg and the West Village, and how they feel about imitators.

Making Meatballs For Jimmy Fallon

The Meatball Shop owners Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow entertained Jimmy Fallon last night while revealing that, in addition their new “shop” in Williamsburg, they will be opening a meatball joint in the West Village as well.

Taste of the LES: The Meatball Shop

Meatball Shop owners Michael Chernow & Daniel Holzman shortly after setting up shop last spring.

Meatball Shop owners Michael Chernow & Daniel Holzman.

Our series profiling the participants in next week’s Taste of the Lower East Side continues this morning with the neighborhood’s hottest restaurant of the moment — the Meatball Shop. Childhood pals Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow are living a dream. Since the day they opened three months ago on Stanton Street, the place was a hit.  Yet in spite of the huge crowds and great reviews, these guys are keeping their feet firmly planted on the ground.